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FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC 7/31/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

FC Dallas encounters Sporting KC on 7/31/2021.

FC Dallas takes on Sporting KC in a Major League Soccer match. FC Dallas with a record of 3.0-5.0-7.0 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-0.0-7.0 record on the road. Sporting KC is 9.0-3.0-3.0 this season and is 5.0-3.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for FC Dallas and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. Sporting KC came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on FC Dallas at their home pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Sporting KC and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Sporting KC came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on FC Dallas at their home pitch.

The FC Dallas Roster

The Players to Watch for the FC Dallas

Ryan Hollingshead DF

Ryan Hollingshead has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Ryan Hollingshead has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Ryan Hollingshead has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ryan Hollingshead has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ryan Hollingshead has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ryan Hollingshead has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Bressan DF

Bressan has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Bressan has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Bressan has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Bressan has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bressan has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bressan has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Bryan Acosta MF

As a shooter, Bryan Acosta had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Bryan Acosta has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Bryan Acosta had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Dallas teammates, Bryan Acosta had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bryan Acosta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bryan Acosta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Jáder Obrian FW,MF

Jáder Obrian has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jáder Obrian had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Jáder Obrian has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jáder Obrian has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Jáder Obrian has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jáder Obrian has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

José Antonio Martínez Gil DF

As a shooter, José Antonio Martínez Gil had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. José Antonio Martínez Gil has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, José Antonio Martínez Gil had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his FC Dallas teammates, José Antonio Martínez Gil had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

José Antonio Martínez Gil has 0 Yellow Cards this season. José Antonio Martínez Gil has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The Sporting KC Roster

The Players to Watch for the Sporting KC

Luís Martins DF

Luís Martins has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Luís Martins has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Luís Martins had 14 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sporting KC teammates, Luís Martins had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luís Martins has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luís Martins has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Andreu Fontàs DF

As a shooter, Andreu Fontàs had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andreu Fontàs had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Andreu Fontàs has 14 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Andreu Fontàs has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andreu Fontàs has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andreu Fontàs has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Gianluca Busio MF,FW

As a shooter, Gianluca Busio had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Gianluca Busio has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Gianluca Busio had 12 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Gianluca Busio has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Gianluca Busio has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gianluca Busio has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Dániel Sallói FW

As a shooter, Dániel Sallói had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Dániel Sallói has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Dániel Sallói has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Sporting KC teammates, Dániel Sallói had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dániel Sallói has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dániel Sallói has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Roger Espinoza MF

As a shooter, Roger Espinoza had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Roger Espinoza had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Roger Espinoza has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Roger Espinoza has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Roger Espinoza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Roger Espinoza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

FC Dallas Team Stats

The FC Dallas Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, FC Dallas was able to score 1.07 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, FC Dallas was able to score 0.87 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

FC Dallas converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

FC Dallas attempted 4.33 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. FC Dallas attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

FC Dallas Defensive Stats and Metrics

FC Dallas gave up 1.33 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. FC Dallas plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. FC Dallas goalkeepers fended off 4.4 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 68.2% of shots on target were saved by FC Dallas goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 13.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for FC Dallas. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







FC Dallas Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, FC Dallas had 10.4 crosses of the ball on the pitch. FC Dallas is in the top 90 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Dallas had 16.93 interceptions. FC Dallas is in the top 6 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. FC Dallas has committed 13.07 fouls per 90 minutes of action. FC Dallas is in the top 47 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Dallas drew 12.07 fouls. FC Dallas is in the top 62 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, FC Dallas committed an offside 1.6 times. FC Dallas is in the top 42 percentile in offside calls against them.

Sporting KC Team Stats

The Sporting KC Offensive Stats and Metrics

Sporting KC scored 1.67 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sporting KC was able to score 1.07 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Sporting KC was able to score on 0.32 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Sporting KC attempts 5.27 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Sporting KC attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.3% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Sporting KC Defensive Stats and Metrics

Sporting KC gave up 1.2 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.8 shots were saved by Sporting KC goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 70.2% of shots on target were saved by Sporting KC goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 13.3% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Sporting KC. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Sporting KC Utility Stats

Sporting KC tried 14.53 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sporting KC in the top 71 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Sporting KC has successfully intercepted 13.87 passes per 90 minutes of action. Sporting KC is in the top 22 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Sporting KC has committed 10.47 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Sporting KC is in the top 15 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Sporting KC drew 9.53 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Sporting KC in the top 86 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Sporting KC committed an offside 1.47 times. This puts Sporting KC in the top 35 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

FC Dallas vs. Sporting KC Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: FC Dallas 3 Sporting KC 4

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